Design & Construction

The Design and Construction Division provides the successful and collaborative execution of design and construction projects at Penn State, and is organized into five teams: Construction Services, Contract Administration, Design Services, Project Management and Renovation Services. 

A consolidated COVID-19 guidance document has been developed for Design and Construction projects, refer to the link below. This document has been developed to provide COVID-19 guidelines for all third party construction managers, contractors, subcontractors, design professionals, suppliers, and consultants who conduct work on PSU property in furtherance of design and construction projects, inclusive of all Commonwealth Campuses.

OPP Design and Construction COVID-19 Guidance (pdf) 

Director: Lisa Berkey

Manages construction contract phase of projects to ensure standards are met, schedules are maintained and safety is assured
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Construction contract procurement, professional agreement processing, payment applications, change-orders, DBE program management
Building plans
Provides architectural/engineering services for various disciplines supplemented by outside forces when needed
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Oversees design & construction of all new construction, renovation and major maintenance projects
South Residence Halls
Responsible for performing customer funded construction and select major maintenance projects.

People In Division


Maintenance Worker, Reno and Demo
Construction Service Representative
(814) 863-3344
Manager, Construction Services
(814) 865-7189
Sheet Metal Worker
Facilities Project Manager
(814) 863-3304
Richard Lawrence
Construction Service Representative
(814) 865-7078
Facilities Project Manager
(814) 863-8734
Facilities Project Coordinator
(814) 867-0373